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  • October 13, 2016

Fostering Discoveries and Creating Jobs in Mississauga–Brampton South

Province Announces Successful Recipient of Research Awards

Ontario is investing $763,183 in world-class research to build Ontario’s knowledge-based economy in Mississauga–Brampton South.


This funding will boost the province’s ability to attract and retain highly skilled researchers and innovators and will help sharpen Ontario’s competitive edge by fostering discoveries and supporting knowledge-based jobs.


In Mississauga–Brampton South, Ontario is supporting:


Ontario Research Fund – Research Infrastructure


  • Advanced Multi-material Additive Manufacturing: Product and Process Innovation at Sheridan College’s Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Design Technologies, whose work will enhance research and innovation in the health, mining and aerospace industries and fuel economic growth in these sectors.


Building our knowledge economy is part of our plan to create jobs, grow our economy and help people in their everyday lives.





“Our government recognizes the importance of investing in our innovation ecosystem. We are proud to support the work of people in Mississauga and Brampton who are at the forefront of scientific discovery. Their research will pave the way for future advancements that will help Ontario compete and win in the global economy.”

— Reza Moridi, Minister of Research, Innovation and Science


 “We are proud to invest in groundbreaking, world-class research right here, in Mississauga–Brampton South. Our researchers are pivotal to building a knowledge-driven economy in Ontario, one that will draw investment and strengthen our province’s competitive edge. Congratulations to all of the well-deserving researchers at Sheridan who are receiving this competitive award.”

— Amrit Mangat, MPP for Mississauga–Brampton South


“This investment offers tremendous potential for new partnership opportunities with small and medium-sized businesses in our communities, especially those exploring the application of new advanced manufacturing technologies within different sectors.  It will also expand the variety of research and innovation opportunities where our students – the innovators of tomorrow – can make a difference.”

— Dr. Jeff Zabudsky, President and Vice Chancellor





  • Projects were evaluated through a rigorous peer review process involving Canadian and international academic and industry experts. Successful projects were chosen based on their research excellence and their economic and societal benefits to Ontario.


  • Ontario’s Early Researcher Awards program is providing $11 million to support 79 research projects at 22 research institutions across the province. The program helps promising and recently appointed researchers make new discoveries while creating jobs for graduate and undergraduate students, post-doctoral fellows, research assistants, associates and technicians.



  • Ontario is promoting the use of genomics-derived solutions to address sector challenges by investing $3.4 million in five research projects through the Genomic Applications Partnership Program.


  • Through the Large Scale Applied Research Project, Ontario is providing $1.8 million to support five genomics research projects in the agri-food and fisheries/aquaculture industries.


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